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Jerry O'Connell

Jerry O'Connell


Famous as :


Birth Name :

Jeremiah O'Connell

Birth Date :

February 17, 1974

Birth Place :

New York City, New York, USA

Spouse :

Rebecca Romijn (actress, since 14-Jul-07)

Claim to fame :

As Quinn Mallory in TV series "Sliders" (1995-1999)


Ventured into entertainment industry since his early teen, Jerry O'Connell has successfully penned his name either on small or big screen feature to remain in his place solidly amid the tough competition in Hollywood. Born Jeremiah O'Connell on February 17, 1974 in New York City to an Irish immigrant formerly working as an advertising agency art director and a high school art teacher, he was raised in Manhattan together with his younger brother, Charlie, under the encouragement of his parents to learn acting at a young age. Eagerly taking classes to develop his skills in the field by the age of six, the boy fortunately did not wait long to taste his first cinematic experience when he was selected to play Vern Tessio in "Stand by Me" (1986) at age 11. Appeared as a chubby, nervous kid there, he surprisingly managed to draw audience's notice which then led him to grab the lead part in syndicated series of "My Secret Identity" (1988-1991), a Canadian production revolving around the life of a male adolescent with his secret superpower which he often uses to fight crime the best he can.

Though many predicted that he could have a bright career as a juvenile star alongside River Phoenix also Corey Feldman following the warm response of the program, Jerry instead chose to put his focus on film studies and enrolled in New York University shortly after his graduation from Manhattan's Professional Children's School. Only appeared in two pictures of "Camp Wilder" (1992) plus "Calendar Girl" (1993) during his college years there, it was not until the blue-eyed guy obtained his BFA degree in film and television by 1995 that he eventually set out to become a full-time actor, marking his journey with a leading part in sci-fi TV series of "Sliders" first aired on FOX in the same year. Although the program was not a phenomenal hit, it was able to garner a cult following that rivaled such longer running shows as "Stargate SG-1" and even the "Star Trek" franchise, thereby became a decent enough vehicle to gain him recognition around American audience.

Latest News

Giuliana Rancic Says Jerry O'Connell Cheated on Her Twice

April 07, 2015 09:16:50 GMT

opened up about her love experience with in her new memoir "Going Off Script: How I Survived a Crazy Childhood, Cancer, and Clooney's 32 On-Screen Rejections". She wrote in her book that her ex-boyfriend cheated on her twice, first with ' star and second with "" actress .

Jerry O'Connell Develops New Daytime Talk Show, May Replace Queen Latifah

August 20, 2014 04:30:38 GMT

could be the next star who has his own talk show. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the former "Sliders" actor is currently developing a new daytime talk show produced by CBS.

Video: Jerry O'Connell Introduces Himself as Sheriff Lamb in 'Veronica Mars' Movie

July 18, 2013 02:35:04 GMT

"" has cast an actor to portray a new character in the movie version of the UPN/CW series. Creator Rob Thomas officially introduces as Dan Lamb, the new sheriff of Balboa County. It turns out that Dan is the brother of Don Lamb, Veronica's arch-rival who was killed during season 3 of the series.

Video: Gilles Marini and Jerry O'Connell Strip Down on 'Ellen Degeneres'

October 24, 2012 04:06:08 GMT

continued to dunk her guests for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The latest willing participants for the charity dunk-tank were and who dropped by "" in separate occasions.

Report: Nicki Minaj Refuses to Perform at Hot 97's Summer Jam 2013 Too

June 05, 2012 09:05:07 GMT

Canceling her gig at Hot 97's Summer Jam this year reportedly is not enough for to show how upset she is at its DJ Peter Rosenberg. Rumor has it, the femcee has also boycotted the radio's concert next year.

King Julien In Love With Tutu-Clad Bear in New 'Madagascar 3' Clip

June 05, 2012 08:57:18 GMT

's King Julien falls in love at a first sight with a tutu-clad bear in a fresh clip for "". The narcissistic king and his two devoted butlers are stuck in a train carriage when suddenly a strange beast approaches them. At first they are terrified, but as Julien finds out that it's just a female bear riding a tricycle, he begins to have a crush on the big animal.

Jerry O'Connell Is Herman Munster on 'Mockingbird Lane'

June 05, 2012 08:47:44 GMT

Another actor has been added to the cast ensemble of "The Munsters" reboot. , who is best known for his roles on sci-fi series "Sliders", has been tapped to portray Herman Munster on NBC's "".

Video: Nickelback Win the Crowd at NFL Thanksgiving Game Despite Protests

November 25, 2011 01:37:53 GMT

were unfazed by Detroit 55,000-signed online petition which opposed their scheduled performance at the NFL's Thanksgiving Day game. At the Thursday night, November 24 championship, the Chad Kroeger-fronted band performed in good spirits battling any possible protests that might arise with a song about unity, "When We Stand Together".

Bane Wouldn't Hesitate to Kill Pregnant Woman in 'Dark Knight Rises'

November 25, 2011 01:36:44 GMT

has revealed about how brutal Bane in "" is. To Empire magazine, the British actor explained that the villainous character is a "horrible piece of work" and that in the upcoming movie he wouldn't hesitate to kill a pregnant woman or an old lady.

Robin Gibb Undergoes Emergency Surgery After Being Told He Has an Hour to Live

November 25, 2011 01:21:12 GMT

Robin Gibb is opening up about the emergency surgery he said he had months before he was diagnosed with liver cancer. In an interview with Daily Mail, the one-third of the revealed that when meeting a specialist about recurring stomach cramps, he was told he'd got one hour if he didn't undergo immediate surgery.

Lauren Alaina Forgot Lyrics to National Anthem at Thanksgiving Football

November 24, 2011 18:59:44 GMT

joins the club of artists who forget the lyrics to national anthem. The "" runner-up was giving "The Star-Spangled Banner" a try at Green Bay vs. Detroit game on Thanksgiving and she almost failed in the middle of the song.

Fan Proposed to Nicole Scherzinger on 'X Factor' Set

November 24, 2011 18:35:43 GMT

received a surprise while taping the new episode of "". A fan rushed to the judges' table and went down on one knee to propose to singer.

Video: Scotty McCreery Missed Cue at Macy's Thanksgiving Performance

November 24, 2011 18:03:49 GMT

became a laughing object after he missed his cue on Thanksgiving performance. The latest "" winner was caught in the worst lip-syncing while performing his hit "The Trouble With Girls" on top of a float at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Derek Hough, Josh Groban and More to Co-Host 'Live! With Kelly'

November 24, 2011 09:11:35 GMT

More guys have been tapped to join on "Live! with Kelly" as ABC has not chosen a replacement for Regis Philbin. , , and are all set to co-host the morning talk show.

Jerry O'Connell and Rebecca Romijn Celebrate November 11 by Renewing Vows

November 12, 2011 01:20:51 GMT

and have renewed their wedding vows, and they chose a special day for the special occasion, November 11, 2011. Sharing details of the private ceremony to PEOPLE, the "" actor spilled that the idea came a few night earlier.

Britney Spears' 'Till the World Ends' Hits Highest Debut on U.S. Pop Charts

March 11, 2011 07:39:31 GMT

has scored her fifth highest debut on the U.S. pop charts with a new song co-written by . The "Toxic" hitmaker's "Till the World Ends" has entered the new chart at 20 thanks to sales of 117,000 downloads in just three days.

Julian Schnabel Gains Triumph Over 'Miral' 's Rating

March 11, 2011 07:33:14 GMT

Moviemaker Julian Schnabel has won his appeal against the 'R' rating for new movie "". The director argued his film - about a Palestinian orphan growing up amid the violence in Israel - was aimed at teenagers, so it would give them a better understanding of the religious strife in the Middle East. He told the Motion Picture Association of America's appeals board that censors had been unduly restrictive - and the officials agreed, handing his movie a softer PG-13 rating.

Jerry O'Connell Cannot Replace Charlie Sheen on 'Two and a Half Men'

March 11, 2011 07:20:02 GMT

Actor has pulled himself out of the running to replace in TV sitcom "", insisting no one can step in for the show's fired star. O'Connell was added to a growing list of U.S. TV stars suggested as ideal replacements for Sheen after he filmed a mock audition for the show as part of a recent online skit, but he insists he doesn't want the role.

Jerry O'Connell on David Arquette and Courteney Cox Split: I Never Saw That Coming

October 14, 2010 07:09:26 GMT

Actor was left stunned by the news his "Scream" co-stars and had separated. The "Stand by Me" star was around the couple when they first started dating and, like many fans, he was completely blindsided when Arquette and Cox confirmed they had split in a statement on Monday, October 11.

Joe Francis 'Threatens' Jerry O'Connell for 'Piranha 3-D' Parody

August 21, 2010 05:49:13 GMT

Soft-porn king Joe Francis is waging a war of words with after the actor hinted his character in new disaster movie "" is loosely based on the "Girls Gone Wild" filmmaker. O'Connell plays a pornographer filming girls in bikinis on Spring Break, who loses his penis to the ravenous flesh eating fish of the title, and recently joked, "I get to play Joe Francis! Oh, wait. For legal reasons I'm supposed to say, 'I play someone loosely based on Joe Francis'."

Jerry O'Connell Stops Nicknaming Twin Daughters After Seeing Anorexic-Twins Documentary

August 20, 2010 05:58:40 GMT

Actor had a parenting wake-up call while he was watching a documentary about anorexic twins because he realized his affectionate terms for his daughters could scar them for life. The former child star and his wife had become accustomed to referring to their twins as "The Big One" and "The Small One" - because one is larger than the other - but a shocking TV special made them rethink their nicknames.

Jerry O'Connell Gushes on 'Piranha 3-D' Ripped-Off Penis Scene

August 17, 2010 08:16:33 GMT

Actor can't wait for fans to see his new movie "" - because he loses his manhood to flesh-eating fish in one gruesome scene. Far from being embarrassed by the thought of film fans getting "showered" by his ripped-off penis in 3D, the "Stand By Me" child star is relishing in the gory scene.

Jerry O'Connell Goes to Southwestern University for Mastering Law

January 23, 2010 07:40:45 GMT

Actor has enrolled at a California university to study law. O'Connell, 35, studied film at New York University in the 90s and is keen to further his educational achievements.

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